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Unbelievable Wk6R3 nailed - I am a runner!😜😄

I am over the moon as have just ran for 25 minutes for the first time EVER in my 47 years on the planet 😄 Lower calves are a bit painful but chuffed with my breathing (I repeat slow and steady as Old Floss says) and I managed to really go for it on the last minute! Me!

At the start of Wk6, I struggled with the middle 8 minutes but had just had flu/pnuemonia jabs. Fast forward 6 days and here I am bursting with elation at 25 continuous minutes. I feel now that I can see the graduation carrot dangling ever closer.

😂My sister just texted that she doesn't know me anymore! which is a compliment.

Happy running, everyone, wish I could bottle this feeling.

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Congrats!!!! Your nearly there!!!

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I really believe I can do this now. 😀

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You can and you will :)

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Well done!! I'm only a couple of runs ahead of you and it seems to just keep getting better! And you're so right, the feeling of elation is amazing and worth so much more than any leg pain!! Am amazed to be here too...

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Such a brilliant programme with fantastic support to keep us going. Good luck for your final few runs 👏

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Thank you! Feeling a bit stiff today for the first time so I think I need to start thinking about some of those strength and flex exercises for rest days that I keep putting off! Have got as far as downloading the podcast but that's it!

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Do them.. and other exercise too... I shall be watching you :)

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aaaah you've got me. I keep putting them off but I know you're right. Ok tomorrow I start!

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You will feel the benefit :) Well done:)

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Old floss can you tell me where to find advice re stretching exercises pre run

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How do you find the pod cast I'd love to check it out

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So far I haven't done the podcast ones, on my rest days I've done the Runners World ones that Oldfloss recommends, the Six Best Exercises for New Runners. I have to admit I'm struggling to get excited about it so far, I don't really enjoy exercise, which is why I'm so amazed I like running! But I know I need to do them. I will try and do the podcast ones this weekend and see if that is a bit more motivating.

I'm currently worrying about stretching exercises before running as I don't do those either, just the warm up walk. So much to learn!!

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The podcast link is above..great for rest days, many of the forum runners used these...

Trouble is, it is so easy to get an injury..even when we do things by the book... I worked out a little regime that suited me, but since being injured( calf tear) I am really rigorous with stretches and rolling !

Just find a routine that suits you and make it part of your running plan. Some runners do not stretch before runs,,they just warm up.

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WELL DONE YOU!!! Feels fantastic, doesn't it?

I'm hoping to get out for my first week 7 run tomorrow...

Now have a nice cup of tea!!!

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Still smiling! Had buttery crumpets with my nice cup of tea - mmm! Hope wk7 goes well - love reading your posts!

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You know what? Crumpets are great after running :-)

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I know I just had 2!

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Yumsters:)

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Wonderful moment, isn't it? Congratulations on reaching such a milestone and you know, you'll keep on feeling elated if you keep on running! 😀 Rest well and enjoy that feeling!

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Am still on a high!

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We must all be on this run today. I completed mine too after two horrid runs. Really struggled with 1 and 2 but today was ok

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Well done you too. Am still smiling and have messaged everyone who knows me as it is soooo unbelievable! We are runners 🏃😀

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You can bottle it... pop it away in the store cupboard of your mind, and on dark days, you just take it down and uncork it.. the feeling will still be there:)

Very well done you RUNNER!!!

The joy of slow and steady is... you will be totally amazed where it will take you!

PS

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Stretch and roll those calves :)

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Am stretching, rolling, reading and still smiling, Old Floss 😋

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Go you!!! Yeay! Told you I would be watching :)

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Well done that's fantastic!

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Hoping to do exactly the same tomorrow

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Hope it goes well and you feel amazing!

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Wow, so pleased for you. What an achievement. Not long until the magical 30 mins now. You can do it. You are a runner 🏃🙌🏻

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I really think so

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Well done,must be a great feeling(-: I start my W6 next week and you have given me encouragement to go for it.

I am sure you will just breeze through W7

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All the best for Week6 - believe me you are ready for this because if I can....

Look forward to seeing your "I am a runner" post 😀

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That s it now you have got this far you will defo make it

Slow and steady. .WELL DONE

See you at the finishing line

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Well done. Hopefully that will be me later on today! Enjoy xx

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